Fava, Feta, Mint Pasta

This was so fresh! We had some favas — a new cooking experience for me — and other recipes online kept mentioning the mint pairing. I thought it would be great in pasta form, with feta and lemon, and this recipe was born.

Fresh Fava and Feta Pasta


  • 8oz egg noodles ((1 package of Trader Joe's egg noodles))
  • 1 cup shelled fava beans
  • 1/3 packet feta
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • 1/2 lemon


Step 1
If you have fresh favas in their pods, shell them. In a pot of boiling, salted water, add the shelled favas and cook for 2 minutes. Remove them from the heat. Remove the waxy outer layer (which should have been loosened during the flash boiling process).
Step 2
Cook the pasta according to the package's instructions.
Step 3
Coarsely chop the onion, feta, mint, and favas.
Step 4
After draining the pasta, put in a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the onion, feta, mint, and favas and toss. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over top.